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Proud Mary Chords

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PROUD MARY
JOHN FOGERTY (FROM ALBUM PREMONITION)

Intro: C Am C Am C Am G F D D

Verse 1:
D
Left a good job in the city,
D
Workin' for The Man ev'ry night and day,
D
And I never lost one minute of sleepin',
D
Worryin' 'bout the way things might have been.

Chorus:
Am
Big wheel keep on turnin',
B
Proud Mary keep on burnin',
D
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river.

Verse 2:
Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis,
Pumped a lot of 'pane down in New Orleans,
But I never saw the good side of the city,
'Til I hitched a ride on a river boat queen.

Chorus:
Big wheel keep on turnin',
Proud Mary keep on burnin',
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river.

Repeat intro: C Am C Am C Am G F D D

Solo (verse + chorus chords): D D D D Am B D

D
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river.

Repeat intro: C Am C Am C Am G F D D
 
Verse 3:
If you come down to the river,
Bet you gonna find some people who live.
You don't have to worry 'cause you have no money,
People on the river are happy to give.

Chorus:
Am
Big wheel keep on turnin',
B
Proud Mary keep on burnin',
D
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river.
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river.
N.C.
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river.
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river.
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river.
D
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river.

Outro (repeat intro): C Am C Am C Am G F D
(End the song in the D chord)
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LoneArranger 11 wrote on June 23 2015, 05:28 pm

Intro and Outtro should be; F D, F D, F D C, F D. As it is written above, it takes it into the key of C- wrong! Then you can't get back to sing in key of D.
Try this, you will see that it is right.

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spinman1 11 wrote on August 4 2015, 10:02 am

I can't transpose. Is there a reason?

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